My love of fabric, sewing, and quilting bubbled to the surface. But how to begin? I had purchased a Craftsy class a couple years ago and gave it up due to lack of time and my dislike of structure. But I decided to check to see if I still had access to it.
I finally realized that I did need the technical skills required to make beautiful traditional quilts to gain the freedom to make modern quilts. So back to Craftsy, I really didn't believe that a course purchased about three years ago would be waiting for me when I tried to access it. But there it was! OMG, I love Craftsy!
Since that moment in early 2014 I have gone crazy trying to learn everything I could about quilting. I won't tell you how many classes I have purchased and watched... Suffice to say I should be classified as a co-owner in Craftsy.
The first class introduced me to the disappearing 9 patch which I decided to give a try with a small project. It grew...and grew until it was ALMOST queen size. But I ran out of material! Ahhhhhh! So I improvised and although the top is not perfect it is pretty enough to put on my spare bed once it is quilted. (Since I originally posted this I finished quilting it - I think it looks pretty good).
When my daughter found out that the new baby was going to be a boy and I decided to make a little boy's rag quilt instead of the traditional baby quilt. My thought was that it should be rugged enough that in a year he could haul it around the yard, through the mud if he wanted, and mom could just toss it in the wash. I made it with bright but non-traditional flannels from Flannelworld.com. It fits the crib and yet is big and soft enough for a little fellow to enjoy.